Few solutions for Windows 10 installation failures. Windows 10 Preview has been released and available for download, some able to install it successfully on their computers, some users having issues for not having the proper hardware or with misconfigured BIOS settings.
Fixes for Windows 10 Install Errors or Failures
Error 1. During the Windows Preview installation, when you select a disk for install, Setup says ‘Windows can’t be installed on drive 0 partition 1. (show details)‘, when you click on ‘show details’, it shows the message: ‘Windows cannot be installed on to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk’s controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS menu’.
Fix: Enter the BIOS, check Sata Controller was set to Native IDE or AHCI, if it is set to ‘IDE’, change it to ‘AHCI’, save BIOS Settings and run the setup again, this time,Windows 10 will install without any issues.
Error 2. Even though you’re having high-end CPU, on rare occasions,Technical Preview setup may show an error, here it is: ‘This PC Can’t run Windows Technical Preview’, and it says ‘ Your PCs CPU speed is less than 1GHZ so you won’t be able to install and run Windows Technical Preview‘.
Fix: Disable ‘Turbo Boost’ and ‘C states’ in BIOS, save BIOS Settings, this time, installation won’t show that error. After finishing the installation, set those BIOS settings back to before ones.
Error 3. If you’re upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, installation might fail and shows an error Error oxc1900101-0x20017, chances are: your CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 10. Download and run Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to confirm that.
We’ll update this article with more solutions to errors if we came across any, meanwhile, if you’ve experienced any errors during Windows 10 TP installation and solved on your own, share them here, so that, we can update the post with those, which might be helpful to other users.
UPDATE : I suggest you to visit following Microsoft official help pages for Windows 10 installation and activation errors.
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